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Cox Gets Ready to Reorg
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/30/2011

MSO aims to centralize operations, integrate its wireless business and consolidate some cable systems

Amazon's $199 Tablet Is No Loss Leader
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/30/2011

Amazon is one of the few companies that can significantly underwrite a tablet and count on its media services to turn a profit

IPTV Struggles Don't Negate Video's Importance
Rewired | 9/30/2011

1:05 PM The traditional telco model of delivering video services is profit-challenged, but that doesn't mean telcos need to abandon video

LightSquared Anticipates Close to 100 Customers
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/30/2011

LightSquared's CEO expects many more wholesale customers will flock to its controversial 4G network, which isn't even on the air yet

Phil Harvey: TelcoTV 2011
LRTV Soundbites | 9/30/2011

Verizon Expands Home-Monitoring Service Plans
News Analysis | 9/30/2011

The carrier's demo at the FTTH Council event precedes an Oct. 11 launch for service that could be part of national rollout

OS Watch: Amazon Checks Out HP's webOS
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/30/2011

Also, Intel and Samsung's new operating system runs MeeGo out of town, while Nokia builds yet more code for the low end in this week’s OS news

Netflix Sinks to a New Low
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/30/2011

Also: Verizon, Comcast linked to Xbox TV launch; CableLabs talks up MSO peering play; cable tops telcos in voice service rankings

BBWF 2011: Dutch Delight
EuroBlog | 9/30/2011

Broadband World Forum attendees are happy about the show's relocation to Amsterdam

Euronews: Italians Pay €3.9B for Spectrum
News Analysis | 9/30/2011

Italy's mobile operators dig deep for new spectrum, Telia ramps up its LTE rollout, M&A in Poland and more, including Nokia and Skype

Are You (Customer) Experienced?
Research Rewind | 9/30/2011

This week: customer experience management, analytics for travel providers, Google's high fiber diet, cloud computing in AME, telecom tweets

TW Cable Slings for Wideband
The Bauminator | 9/29/2011

5:15 PM As the MSO launches its meter- and cap-free Docsis 3.0 Slingbox promo, Sandvine warns that mobile users could be in for a big surprise

Maybe FTTH Is Creating Jobs
News Analysis | 9/29/2011

A panel yesterday questioned FTTH's economic benefits, but the jobs are there, according to the annual FTTH Council data dump

Samsung Hears From T-Mobile & Steve Jobs
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/29/2011

T-Mobile, Microsoft and Steve Jobs himself: Samsung has had a pretty busy week on the patent front

Moto Finally Xooms on Verizon LTE
Que Sera Sarah | 9/29/2011

12:20 PM With one day left in September, Motorola meets its twice-delayed deadline to get Verizon LTE into its Xoom tablets

NeoPhotonics Makes a 100G Move
News Analysis | 9/29/2011

The pending acquisition of Santur is all about photonic integration -- and the end of Santur's IPO dreams

Cox Wireless Clears California
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/29/2011

Also: Free Press targets net neutrality rules; NCTA, CEA chiefs spar over AllVid; TW Cable bulks up iPad app; Google-Moto review lengthens

BBWF 2011: Happy Snaps
Slide Shows | 9/29/2011

Further visuals from the Paris trade show

BBWF 2011: Show Floor Gimmicks
LRTV Interviews | 9/29/2011

On the Broadband World Forum show floor companies are turning to liquid gimmicks to pull in the punters

Euronews: Cash Boost for NSN, Cuts at Nokia
News Analysis | 9/29/2011

In today's EMEA roundup: NSN gets a new broom and a €1B cash injection, but Nokia has more bad news for its workers

BBWF 2011: Hot Chips
EuroBlog | 9/29/2011

4:20 AM What's in demand in the broadband chip world? Here's a quick taste of what Lantiq's seeing

NSN Gets $1.36B & New Leader
News Analysis | 9/29/2011

Nokia Siemens has a new executive chairman and a cash injection from its parents

Sprint to Place Big Backhaul Bet
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/29/2011

AT&T and two big MSOs expected to get the lion's share of Sprint's initial fiber cell backhaul build as it preps for the iPhone and LTE

FTTH's Benefits Are Not That Easy to Prove
Rewired | 9/28/2011

3:30 PM Calix executive admits his efforts to prove the economic impact of FTTX buildouts went somewhat awry

100G Watch: The Ramp-Up Continues
News Analysis | 9/28/2011

Systems, chips and standards – lots of 100Gbit/s players gave updates on their progress lately

Virgin Gives Birth to Cloud Strategy
EuroBlog | 9/28/2011

3:15 PM Virgin Media Business has stuck with its cloud services game plan

Turf Wars Threaten Telco CEM Initiatives
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 9/28/2011

Telcos today need CEM solutions that help them understand all their customers' individual experiences in real time

Amazon Fires Up Low-Cost Tablet Market
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/28/2011

Amazon’s new tablet lacks wireless connectivity, but it could make up for it with its low cost, Android customization and Internet storage

Comcast Creates Cell Tower Business
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/28/2011

New CTI Towers unit created to manage the company's 800 towers and lease access to Sprint, AT&T and other wireless service providers

SK Telecom Snags 7 LTE Smartphones
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/28/2011

LTE heats up in South Korea as SK Telecom unveils plans for seven new smartphones, new tariffs and doubled network speeds

IPTV Pioneer Now Going OTT
News Analysis | 9/28/2011

Ringgold pulled its IPTV offer for lack of profits and now looks to bundle OTT boxes with off-air antennas to boost its broadband service

Huawei Unveils Its U2Net Vision
News Analysis | 9/28/2011

Chinese vendor provides its optimal architecture for today's video-heavy networks

A la Carte Coming to Cable's Menu?
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/28/2011

Also: Discovery, Huawei develop rugged mobile phone; HBO Go almost a go at TW Cable; ivi seeks handouts for legal defense

RIM Revved on Icahn Rumor
Wireless Bits | 9/28/2011

10:00 AM The specter of Carl Icahn causes some excitement

Euronews: Lithuania Tops FTTH Chart
News Analysis | 9/28/2011

In today's EMEA roundup: Fiber take-up gathers pace, Virgin launches into the cloud and Nokia says no Windows Phones for O2

The Case for FTTH
LRTV Interviews | 9/28/2011

Pyramid Research analyst Sylwia Boguszewska explains why fiber-to-the-home/building (FTTH/B) investments are being made in some European countries but not others

Dish, Google Close In on Hulu
The Bauminator | 9/27/2011

4:50 PM Will Dish and Blockbuster get their chance to go after Netflix after all?

Sprint Hastens to Join US LTE Race
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/27/2011

Sprint could be launching LTE in early 2012, using its partners and a repurposed iDEN network to help bring it on par with the competition

Sprint's Many Possible Flavors of LTE
Jonestown | 9/27/2011

2:45 PM Sprint could be running LTE on Nextel and LightSquared spectrum while still supporting Clearwire by sometime next year

BBWF 2011: Day 1 Photos
Slide Shows | 9/27/2011

Behind the scenes as the show floor was built for Europe's broadband love-in

Calix Still Awaits Stimulus Funds
News Analysis | 9/27/2011

Q3 looks a little more bleak, partly because government stimulus money is (hey, here's a shock) slow to arrive

Iskratel's Broadband Masterstroke
EuroBlog | 9/27/2011

12:10 PM The most innovative broadband access equipment development EVER!

Google Crafting YouTube 'Channels'
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/27/2011

Also: US puts heat on Moto Solutions; Comcast ad unit gets interactive; Liberty gets shot of VoD Adrenalin; J:COM expands

Can Carriers Sell Faster DSL?
EuroBlog | 9/27/2011

9:25 AM Belgacom is going to deploy even faster VDSL2 technology, but what's the commercial proposition?

Tellabs Smartens Up Its Routers
News Analysis | 9/27/2011

Years overdue for a router upgrade, Tellabs is coming out swinging with a whole new design

Innovate, Evolve ... & Open Up Already!
Que Sera Sarah | 9/27/2011

9:00 AM And so begins the fall tradeshow circuit, where wireless operators will need to prove that 'openness' is more than just a buzzword

Belgacom Preps VDSL2 Vectoring Deployment
News Analysis | 9/27/2011

Belgian incumbent has tried out AlcaLu's VDSL2 with vectoring technology and likes it -- but why the long wait for commercial services?

Pure-Play Policy's Future Is Fading
News Analysis | 9/27/2011

New Heavy Reading research shows service providers don't think they can scale their existing policy to handle new data demands

Euronews: Samsung/Apple Circus Hits The Hague
News Analysis | 9/27/2011

In today's EMEA roundup: Samsung tries to stop sale of iPhones and iPads in the Netherlands, while Russian pair go their own way on LTE

T-Mobile Revs Android to 42 Megs
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/26/2011

With no LTE or iPhone in sight, T-Mo bets big on Android as it unveils the first phones for its 42Mbit/s HSPA+ network

Sezmi Dumps No-Frills Pay-TV Service
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/26/2011

Sezmi shutters its hybrid broadband-broadcast TV service as it changes gears to focus on deals with service providers

Is Intune Off-Key?
News Analysis | 9/26/2011

The quiet removal of the CEO suggests discord at the optical burst switch vendor

Service Providers Have First-Class Opportunity in Travel
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 9/26/2011

Analytics enables travel companies to understand all aspects of how to acquire, maintain and attract new customers to their websites

Verizon Defends Samsung Against Apple
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/26/2011

Verizon doesn't want Apple to limit its LTE device selection as it intervenes on Samsung’s behalf in the device makers' patent dispute

Comcast AnyPlay to Stream Live TV to Tablets
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/26/2011

Also: Dish CEO hints at wireless plans, Netflix outbids HBO for Dreamworks deal, Amazon pumps up Prime Instant video with Fox fare

LightSquared: We're the Good Guys
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/26/2011

LightSquared CEO Sanjiv Ahuja makes the case for the wholesale LTE network in an open letter to the American public

Entropic Buys Into Video Transcoding
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/26/2011

MoCA chip-maker plows $10 million into Zenverge as the companies start work on a set-top 'sidecar' for MSOs that shares Slingbox traits

Broadcom Packs NFC Into 40nm Chips
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/26/2011

Semiconductor vendor promises 90 percent power savings on its 40 percent smaller NFC chips as it looks to put the tech in more devices

SFR Sets Femtos Free in France
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/26/2011

C'est vrai! Femtos will be free for SFR's 3G customers in France

Why USF Reform Matters
News Analysis | 9/26/2011

There is a lot more riding on how -- and when -- the FCC reforms the Universal Service Fund than the future of rural telcos

Euronews: France's Femto Free-for-All
News Analysis | 9/26/2011

In today's EMEA roundup: SFR doles out femtocells gratis while Etisalat rolls out LTE in the UAE (is that enough initials for ya?)

Honorable Mentions: September 26
Matt's Mentions | 9/26/2011

The week's top telecom stories, as chosen by the readers of Matt's Mentions

Testing ALU's FP3 400G With Spirent
Video Resources | 9/26/2011

Spirent's Ross Cassan goes on site with Alcatel-Lucent's Sr. Director, Houman Modarres to discuss their new 400 Gbps network processor, the FP3.

More Tunable XFPs Start Shipping
News Analysis | 9/23/2011

The ECOC Exhibition brings out a few more vendors in what's expected to be a contentious product category

IMB & eMBMS: Wait-and-See Mobile TV
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 9/23/2011

IMB and eMBMS have a year to improve their penetration in the mobile video market to become long-term options for mobile offload

Dish Bundles Up Blockbuster
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/23/2011

Dish will try to boost sub counts with $10 add-on that binds video streaming with premium TV, by-mail DVDs and games

OS Watch: What’s Up With WebOS?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/23/2011

HP's OS future is in new hands, Samsung's done playing nice, and Apple's phone is super sticky in this week's OS roundup

BBWF 2011: Huawei to Unveil New Network Strategy
EuroBlog | 9/23/2011

10:30 AM Need another view on how next-gen networks will look? Thought so…

On Deck: Cable-Tec
Technically Speaking With SCTE | 9/23/2011

10:20 AM SCTE President and CEO Mark Dzuban explains what will be in store at the Cable-Tec Expo in Atlanta

Privacy Law Blocks Netflix-Facebook Connection
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/23/2011

Also: It's open season on net neutrality rules; VUDU expands VoD vault; cord-cutting vs. the economy; changes on Comcast's board

Huawei Linked to Major LTE TDD Deal
AsiaBlog | 9/23/2011

9:45 AM Reports put Huawei at the center of a sizeable LTE TDD rollout by Japan's Softbank

Teaching East African Operators to Play Nice
Research Rewind | 9/23/2011

This week: Feature distribution, improving mobile services in East Africa, how European telecom incumbents can regain lost ground

Moto Takes Long View on Cable Access
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/23/2011

Moto's Converged Cable Access Platform entry will be ready for testing in 2012, but there's plenty of life left in the CMTS and edge QAM gear

Euronews: Ericsson Camps on NSN's Turf
News Analysis | 9/23/2011

In today's EMEA roundup: Ericsson sets up R&D center in rival's back yard, French operators get their 4G spectrum, Huawei and OBS do telepresence deal

HP's New CEO Sets a Spinoff Deadline
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/22/2011

As she takes over for the ousted Leo Apotheker, Meg Whitaker says HP will continue to invest in webOS and will spin off PSG by year's end

BBWF 2011: The F Word
EuroBlog | 9/22/2011

3:40 PM Is fun allowed at industry events?

Cricket Leaps to Nationwide
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/22/2011

Small CDMA player is regional no more after deal with Best Buy and Sprint, but offering discounted plans could hurt Leap's bottom line

Sprint Tiptoes Around the iPhone 5
Que Sera Sarah | 9/22/2011

2:20 PM Sprint’s making several changes to get ready for the phone it won’t say if it’s getting or not – will unlimited data be next?

Google to Activate TV Everywhere
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/22/2011

Also: TW Cable to expand no-frills TV tier, cord-cutters will pay for à la carte, Hulu reaches subscription milestone

Euronews: Nokia Names New CTO
News Analysis | 9/22/2011

In today's EMEA roundup: Henry Tirri replaces Richard Green at handset giant while Deutsche Telekom denies massive cost-cutting

AlcaLu Speeds Up Its VDSL2
News Analysis | 9/22/2011

Unveils VDSL2 DSLAM line cards with vectoring capabilities designed to boost line speeds and better utilize capacity

ITC: Cablevision Didn't Violate Set-Top Patents
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/21/2011

Verizon comes up short in its attempt to ban several Cablevision set-top boxes made by Cisco

LightSquared Claims High-Precision GPS Fix
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/21/2011

LightSquared works with Javad on GPS fix; FCC and NTIA testing expected to last until Nov. 30, with a prototype available in a month

ASSIA Bigs Up Its Mobile App
EuroBlog | 9/21/2011

1:55 PM DSL management specialist makes big opex saving claims for its smartphone app

HP Plots a CEO Ouster
Que Sera Sarah | 9/21/2011

1:25 PM Bloomberg reports that HP's board wants CEO Leo Apotheker out after only nine months, but many, many failures

Comcast Battles With BT
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/21/2011

Also: Verizon chats up gaming consoles; survey piles on Netflix woes; Sony, Warner Bros open up UltraViolet's digital rights locker

So That's What LTE Means
The Philter | 9/21/2011

10:00 AM Ericsson's Keith Shank helps us take a step back and discuss what LTE means for consumers and service providers, as well as how it changes the mobile network

Orange: NFC Won’t Make Us Rich
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/21/2011

Orange ramps up its NFC services in France, but remains realistic about revenue potential

Euronews: Get Off of My Cloud, Say Dutch
News Analysis | 9/21/2011

In today's EMEA roundup: Dutch government may bar US cloud vendors from state contracts, while tablets are on the march in Europe

Infinera Picks Up the Pace
Craig's A-List | 9/21/2011

4:50 AM The DTN-X could curb a case of the seven-year itch

Small Cells, Heavy Lifting
Jonestown | 9/20/2011

5:45 PM We take a look behind the expected small cell revolution at the backhaul grunt work that will still be needed

Comcast Goes Big With 'Internet Essentials'
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/20/2011

MSO hits the national stage with $9.95-per-month Internet service targeted to low-income families with schoolchildren

Subex Offloads Its Problem Child
News Analysis | 9/20/2011

Indian OSS/BSS vendor sells its IP fulfillment unit to NetCracker but doesn't get much of its money back

Demystifying Wireless Innovation Centers
Que Sera Sarah | 9/20/2011

5:10 PM Those 'two guys in their garage' have moved up to much fancier digs, but what really gets done at the operators' innovation centers?

@Qwikster Takes a Hit
The Bauminator | 9/20/2011

12:45 PM The Twitterverse offers more evidence that Netflix may not have thought everything through as it splits off its DVD business

Amsterdam Trumps Paris
EuroBlog | 9/20/2011

11:50 AM Broadband World Forum is shifting to the city of tulips and coffee shops

Dish, Blockbuster Tee Up Netflix Rival
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/20/2011

Also: Analysts see Qwikster spin or sale, Comcast and Verizon could tune in to Xbox TV, FiOS TV's growing VoD vault, Trendrr tracks TV buzz

BBWF 2011: Who Needs FTTH?
News Analysis | 9/20/2011

With the Broadband World Forum only days away, Heavy Reading's chief analyst lights the fiber access touchpaper and stands back...

Building a Better Road
Research Analyst Interviews | 9/20/2011

MPLS-TP is building the road to handle both legacy and packet-based traffic

AlcaLu & Ericsson to Benefit From AT&T/T-Mobile
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/20/2011

45% of Light Reading survey takers say no vendors will benefit from the merger, but Alcatel-Lucent and Ericsson stand to gain the most

Euronews: France Telecom Preps Swiss Sale
News Analysis | 9/20/2011

In today's EMEA news: FT ready to roll on Swiss Orange unit auction while Interoute purchase targets enterprise market

Complete backhaul turn-up in 15 minutes
Video Resources | 9/20/2011

EXFO's innovative approach to characterize, validate and turn-up backhaul links within 15 minutes. The comprehensive Backhaul Tri-PAK is a one field-optimized testing solution eliminating today’s backhaul challenges. One tech, one tool, one time.

NSN Dives Into Liquid Net
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/19/2011

NSN's making a splash about its new flexible-core approach

SureWest to Mix VoD With DVD Sales
The Bauminator | 9/19/2011

5:15 PM Operator tapping SeaChange to offer Watch & Play option after Netflix starts to split its video streaming and DVD businesses

Metro 100G Gets Some Buzz
News Analysis | 9/19/2011

MultiPhy has a chip for cheaper, non-standard 100G, and optical transceiver vendors seem intrigued by the idea

Data Center Opts for Dumb Pipe
News Analysis | 9/19/2011

DIY lives. Take that, cloud computing

Go, Go Gdgt Chicago Slideshow
Slide Shows | 9/19/2011

AT&T, T-Mobile, Motorola and a gaggle of other vendors gather in Chicago to show off their latest and greatest gadgetry

Top 10 Topics at Futurecom
iBraue | 9/19/2011

12:05 PM Light Reading's Joe Braue offers highlights from the most influential telecom tradeshow in Latin America

Verizon Embraces 4G Traffic, Throttles 3G
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/19/2011

Verizon begins throttling its heaviest 3G data users to encourage them to upgrade to LTE and load up its 4G network instead

Carrier Ethernet Backhaul NIDeo
Video Resources | 9/19/2011

Tired of throwing money at your Ethernet network? Accedian Networks' NIDeo shows you how you can leverage the best of Carrier Ethernet to assure your mobile backhaul services, monitor network performance, guarantee SLAs and significantly reduce OPEX.

Netflix Does the Splits
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/19/2011

Investors react positively as Netflix CEO admits he 'messed up' and announces separation of video streaming and DVD units

AT&T LTE Test-Drive Results Revealed
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/19/2011

As AT&T launched LTE services in the US, Signals Research took the new network out for a spin

Low-Ball Bids Jeopardize Hulu Auction
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/19/2011

Also: Canoe's future questioned, Cox preps MPEG-4 play, Liberty seals up Aster, blogger gives a glimpse of Best Buy's TiVo-powered TV

India's Mobile Growth Slows Dramatically
News Analysis | 9/19/2011

India's mobile market grew by just 6.67 million connections during July, with one operator's revised numbers affecting the growth figures

Euronews: Huawei Homes In on Enterprise Deals
News Analysis | 9/19/2011

In today's EMEA roundup: Chinese vendor to double headcount at Euro enterprise unit while analyst report casts doubt on emerging markets

Vendors Balk at LTE Patent Pool Proposal
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/19/2011

Operators are as keen as ever for an LTE patent pool, but some major industry technology players are not ready to dive in

BBWF 2011: More Than Just FTTH
EuroBlog | 9/19/2011

The Broadband World Forum event is about more than just the latest DSL and FTTX advances

OS Watch: Windows Phone Races for the Bronze
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/16/2011

Microsoft just wants a ribbon, RIM just needs a comeback and HP gets sued for giving up in this week’s OS musings

CenturyLink Builds New Brand
News Analysis | 9/16/2011

In taking over Qwest territory, the former rural telco invests in building its rep as national broadband player

Microsoft's Pursuit of 'Input 1'
The Bauminator | 9/16/2011

11:15 AM Microsoft wants the Xbox to become the center of the entertainment universe, and cable may be ready to make it happen

Verizon Teases at Infinera Event
News Analysis | 9/16/2011

Did Infinera finally land one of the big US telcos? Well ...

Cablevision Would Love to Sell Some Netflix
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/16/2011

Also: Netflix to adjust its crystal ball, cable faces 'affordability crisis,' TiVo-AT&T court battle postponed, Canoe shores up the ranks

Acme Packet Buries Decomposed SBC
News Analysis | 9/16/2011

The decomposed session border controller model as proposed by Metaswitch is a dead duck from the get-go, reckons market leader Acme Packet

Consumers Really Do Oppose AT&T/T-Mobile
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/16/2011

At least, the 1,000 or so who responded to Light Reading's survey do

Euronews: Dual-Mode LTE Network Goes Live
News Analysis | 9/16/2011

Polish operator launches LTE FDD/TDD network, more LTE news from Saudi and France, and 100G in central Europe lead the way in today's roundup

Interoute Checks Out Infinera's DTN-X
News Analysis | 9/16/2011

Existing European customer puts Infinera's new 100G box through its paces

LightSquared CEO: Stop Using Us as a Pinata
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/15/2011

Sanjiv Ahuja says the company has no undue political influence and could create 15,000 jobs with its $8B network spend

RIM Plans a Q3 PlayBook Revival
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/15/2011

RIM will cut the price of its PlayBook tablet and introduce a software overhaul in hopes of reviving weak sales in time for the holidays

Microsoft Sees Xmas Debut for Xbox TV
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/15/2011

Microsoft will turn the Xbox into a full-fledged set-top – along with a bunch of extras – just in time for the holidays

RIM's Q2 Profit Falls on Weak Shipments
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/15/2011

RIM shipped 10.6M BlackBerry smartphones and 200,000 PlayBook tablets, missing its estimates and hurting Q2 earnings

AT&T LTE Launch Set for Sunday
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/15/2011

AT&T finally gets commercial LTE service up just days before the end of summer

Stakes, Chips, Beans & SPIT
EuroBlog | 9/15/2011

2:25 PM Broadband World Forum should have something to satisfy all tastes

Infinera Unleashes Coherent 100G
News Analysis | 9/15/2011

It's a 100G play using its 500G PIC, it's (eventually) a packet-optical entry and it just might bring some buzz back to brash optical company

Ericsson, NSN Invest in Optical Startup
News Analysis | 9/15/2011

Vendor giants pump some cash into photonic chip startup

Netflix Chops 1M Subs From Q3 Forecast
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/15/2011

Netflix shares dive after company cuts US sub guidance in wake of recent rate hikes and changes to its streaming and DVD plans

Could Facebook Buy WebOS?
Jonestown | 9/15/2011

10:25 AM Jefferies analysts suggest that Facebook could be a potential acquirer of the ill-fated mobile OS

For Verizon, Strike + Storm = $250M
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/15/2011

Also: TW Cable snaps up subs in August, Crann lands at BTI Systems, SCTE to roll out some big guns, FCC tees up white spaces test

AT&T Foundry Palo Alto Pics
Slide Shows | 9/15/2011

Picture us at the AT&T Foundry opening, making an entire meal of hors d'oeuvres and bottled beer. And now we start taking snapshots. What could go wrong?

Europe's Digital Duo
EuroBlog | 9/15/2011

9:35 AM Telefónica and Telenor have both just restructured and created digital services development units

State of Cisco
Craig's A-List | 9/15/2011

9:15 AM The death of '12% to 17%' and what to do about Huawei

Euronews: Huawei Gets a Piece of Spanish LTE
News Analysis | 9/15/2011

Chinese vendor's role in Telefonica's LTE offer, trouble at Belgacom and the mobile advertising market's prospects lead the way in today's regional roundup

Verizon Working on LTE-Advanced Standards
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/15/2011

Verizon is working on the standards for a true 4G LTE network, but it's still very early days with features like VoLTE taking priority

Verizon Open Access Is a State of Mind
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/14/2011

Verizon's 'any apps, any device' plan from back in 2007 is still alive, but execs say it's become just a way of life

Clearwire & China Mobile Boost TD-LTE
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/14/2011

Clearwire CTO says China Mobile deal will give it choices on TD-LTE devices and a path to LTE-Advanced, but Clearwire still needs money for its new network

AT&T Opens Silicon Valley Developer Den
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/14/2011

AT&T's Foundry program, which encourages app development on its network, opens a Silicon Valley location in hopes of attracting more partners

Huawei Grabs 2 Deals in the US
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/14/2011

Can Huawei prove itself as a wizard of 3G and 4G with small deals in rural Kansas and Michigan?

Roamware Preps for IPO
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/14/2011

New CFO appointment is latest 'building block'

Google Didn't Want All of Motorola Mobility
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/14/2011

Moto balked at Google's attempt to snap up only its patent trove, and convinced Google to up its price and buy the whole smash

Hola, LTE
Wireless Bits | 9/14/2011

10:45 AM Telefónica kicks off LTE services in Spain

'Satellite Anomaly' Grounds Dish's HD Service
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/14/2011

Also: Moto plows cash into Ooyala, Canoe gives interactive ad stats, Shaw Wi-Fis with Cisco, Cablevision takes Turner's TV everywhere

Top 10 Developer Tips for Verizon
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/14/2011

Mobile developers chip in their two cents as Verizon promises to build a better app store

Photos: Verizon's Developer Conference
Slide Shows | 9/14/2011

Scenes from Verizon's third-annual developer love-fest at the swanky Aria Resort in Las Vegas

Back to the Futurecom
iBraue | 9/14/2011

8:00 AM Riding the Brazilian data deluge

Will Cable's Superboxes Pay Off?
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/14/2011

Creating a business model around souped-up, $400 hybrid gateways is one big challenge that lies ahead for MSOs, says Heavy Reading

NetLogic Fits Broadcom's Master Plan
News Analysis | 9/14/2011

A $3.7B acquisition isn't a spur-of-the-moment kind of deal

Telefonica Picks AlcaLu for LTE Pilots
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/14/2011

Telefonica will put AlcaLu's LTE gear through its paces in pre-commercial pilot networks in Barcelona and Madrid

Juniper Says Job Cuts Are Minor
News Analysis | 9/14/2011

Something's causing people to leave – voluntarily or not – but Juniper says its headcount will grow by the year's end

Euronews: AlcaLu Lands Key LTE Deal
News Analysis | 9/14/2011

Alcatel-Lucent, Telefonica, Telenor, BT, LTE in Russia and Saudi Arabia, Peter Gabriel and Lady Gaga are the star names in today's Euro news club

Verizon to Launch Enterprise App Stores
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/13/2011

As part of its effort to offer developers new distribution channels, Verizon will begin building private app stores for enterprises

LightPointe Gets Into Small Cell Backhaul
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/13/2011

LightPointe sees opportunity for hybrid free space optics technology in the expected deployment boom for 4G small cells

Smartphones Increasingly Affect the Retail Sector
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 9/13/2011

New applications and services that enable customers to make transactions via smartphones are a growing source of revenue for retailers

Verizon Starts Over With Apps
Que Sera Sarah | 9/13/2011

12:00 PM The carrier is showing off its redesigned app store in Vegas this week, promising easier search and improved safety and quality

LightSquared Claims GPS Solution Coming Soon
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/13/2011

Exec says FCC decision coming this month, but how much could proposed filter technology cost?

Juniper's QFabric Is Ready
News Analysis | 9/13/2011

The data center fabric with the fancy name becomes a real, orderable product

New Standards Proposed for Future Bandwidth Relief
News Analysis | 9/13/2011

ATIS Network Optimization Focus Group finds ways to use existing technology to help wireless and wireline networks handle the crunch

Metaswitch Picks a Fight With Acme Packet
News Analysis | 9/13/2011

IP protocol specialist launches its own session border controller platform and goes head-to-head with market leader and partner Acme Packet

VZ: Strike Caused Backlog of 100K FiOS Orders
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/13/2011

Also: Net neutrality rules clear hurdle, Google adds grassroots fiber help, DirecTV fumbles football streaming, Liberty gives up on Ziggo

Euronews: Huawei Plans Euro Support Center
News Analysis | 9/13/2011

Huawei's plans in Eastern Europe, the latest efforts to revive the AT&T/T-Mobile USA merger and a 100Gbit/s launch feature in today's roundup

TW Cable Places Bigger Wi-Fi Bet
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/12/2011

MSO follows its Wi-Fi deployment NYC with an even larger deployment in Los Angeles. And there will be more to come

Juniper, Cisco Add Router Ammo
News Analysis | 9/12/2011

The announcements aren't about the same parts of the network, but let's combine them and see what happens

AT&T Champions Windows Phone
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/12/2011

AT&T touts its Windows Phone leadership as it launches three new HTC and Samsung phones and updates the rest of its WP7 devices to Mango

Product SVP Departs BigBand
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/12/2011

Also: Concurrent picks Dot Hill servers, Cisco CMTS powers Virgin's D3 speed test, MaxLinear tunes up TiVo's whole-home DVRs

More Turmoil at Openwave
EuroBlog | 9/12/2011

10:10 AM CEO quits, personal reasons cited

Broadcom to Buy NetLogic for $3.7B
News Analysis | 9/12/2011

Merger to add multi-core and knowledge-based processors, along with cutting-edge mobile base station technology, to Broadcom's portfolio

Verizon Rallies Developers for LTE
Que Sera Sarah | 9/12/2011

7:00 AM Verizon's annual developers' conference will be all about 4G LTE – how to use it to their advantage and how not to take advantage of it

AlcaLu's lightRadio Set for Early 2012 Debut
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/12/2011

The first commercially available lightRadio product will be a small cell base station, while the radio cube should follow later in 2012

NTT Taps Into Brazil's Potential
News Analysis | 9/12/2011

US affiliate of Japanese giant extends its global IP network into the increasingly hot Brazilian market

Cisco Starts Totally Ragging on Juniper
News Analysis | 9/12/2011

No, it's not a headline from The Onion

Euronews: Interoute Boasts 20% Growth
News Analysis | 9/12/2011

Pan-European operator's revenue hike, Vodafone's lumpy Verizon dividend and smartphone uptake lead the way in today's EMEA roundup

What Will Infinera Announce?
News Analysis | 9/9/2011

Something big is coming on Sept. 15. If only there were clues as to what it could be

Axis Borrows Big for Growth
AsiaBlog | 9/9/2011

2:00 PM Indonesian operator has taken some big loans to build its network with Huawei and Ericsson

A Sept. 11 Reflection
The Philter | 9/9/2011

1:35 PM Light Reading's archives reveal a resilient news staff and outspoken readers who helped one another through a horrifying week

OS Watch: RIM Rushes a Recovery
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/9/2011

RIM hurries to get QNX out the door, Samsung looks beyond Android and Apple makes customers happy in this week's OS recap

Charter Withdraws From Auction
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/9/2011

DPI Specialist Raises $27M
News Analysis | 9/9/2011

French deep packet inspection and network analytics vendor Qosmos raises €19.8M for expansion and possible M&A

How Much Is Netflix's Traffic Worth?
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/9/2011

New tool from Sandvine tells MSOs how many dollars are being exchanged over their network by over-the-top service providers

The Great Call of China
Research Rewind | 9/9/2011

This week: Chinese telco market does No. 2, multi-screen opportunities in Europe, Motorola Atrix

Euronews: French Pave Way for Mobile Payments
News Analysis | 9/9/2011

In today's EMEA roundup: 'Buyster' (yuk) is born, Vodafone does R&D in Silicon Valley, and Bharti Airtel gets licensed in Rwanda

Vodafone Reaches Out to Silicon Valley
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/9/2011

Vodafone opens Xone (not to be confused with Zhone), its first US-based R&D center

Making Sense of the Handset Patent Plays
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/9/2011

The latest on who is suing whom with what patents acquired from which companies as we attempt to navigate the complex IP world

CenturyLink Will Bring IPTV to Qwest-Land
News Analysis | 9/8/2011

Offering video services over its own network is considered key to CenturyLink's topline growth over the next few years

Liberty Opens an IP Gateway
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/8/2011

Horizon, a QAM/IP hybrid box, is set to deploy next year, with an open app store to follow

Motorola Atrix: The Power & Confusion
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 9/8/2011

The advanced hardware of Motorola's Atrix impresses, but infighting in the mobile industry fogs the picture

Telefónica's Looking Trendy
EuroBlog | 9/8/2011

2:25 PM Others may bridge the chasm, properly aligning their next-gen digital technologies

Verizon FiOS Demo: The Smartphone Remote
The Philter | 9/8/2011

Verizon's Shadman Zafar takes me through a demo of remote-control, VoD and video-app capabilities available for FiOS customers on a smartphone

IBC: Ericsson Boasts Biggest IPTV Upgrade
News Analysis | 9/8/2011

Confirmation of Ericsson's IPTV success in Taiwan is just one of a slew of announcements from the annual IBC show

Liberty Global Takes TV Everywhere to Europe
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/8/2011

International cable operator uses thePlatform to get its TV Everywhere strategy under way, starting in the Netherlands

Pace Unseats Moto as Set-Top King
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/8/2011

Also: Sonic.net shoots for video franchise, Euro-cable expands across the board, Liberty could go on M&A binge if war chest swells

Apple Rains on Japan's LTE Tab Parade
Wireless Bits | 9/8/2011

9:00 AM Apple takes Samsung to court in Tokyo

Docomo Takes Two Tablets for LTE
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/8/2011

NTT Docomo's first two LTE tablets will go on sale early next month in Japan

Euronews: French LTE Auction Good to Go
News Analysis | 9/8/2011

In today's EMEA roundup: French court rejects Iliad's auction appeal, France Telecom snaps up some low-cost debt and Deutsche Telekom extends LTE

ADVA Offers a Cheaper 100G
News Analysis | 9/8/2011

After all the care the industry took to provide a unified 100G front, renegade metro options are starting to pop up

Qualcomm Buys IDT's Video Smarts
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/7/2011

Chipmaker is looking to up the ante on HD video quality for Snapdragon-powered smartphones and tablets

Comcast Slots SeaChange Into Video Gateways
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/7/2011

SeaChange's gateway stack wins a coveted spot inside the MSO's upcoming line of hybrid QAM/IP gateways and set-tops UPDATED 5:45 PM

Smartphones Steer Clear of Middle Way
Que Sera Sarah | 9/7/2011

12:00 PM As Motorola brings its LTE Bionic smartphone to Verizon and Huawei launches its first on AT&T, the middle ground is shrinking

Bells, Whistles … and CableCARDs
The Bauminator | 9/7/2011

11:25 AM TiVo's new high-end, digital-only broadband-connected DVR will put the new CableCARD rules to the test

Google May Up the Ante for Hulu
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/7/2011

Also: Rogers banks on its future, TV Everywhere registry pushes ahead, Kabel Deutschland picks multi-screen partners

MegaPath Takes High-Speed Ethernet Nationwide
News Analysis | 9/7/2011

Ethernet-over-copper technology from Adtran will enable MegaPath to offer up to 400 Mbit/s downstream to businesses and cell towers

Carrier Ethernet Access Market Update
Ethernet Exposed | 9/7/2011

7:00 AM The global CEAP market grew about 11% year-over-year, Heavy Reading says

Sprint & T-Mobile? Get Real
Jonestown | 9/7/2011

6:45 AM Sprint doesn't have the cash on hand to afford a merger with T-Mobile, despite continued speculation about the possibility

Euronews: Concern Over UK LTE Auction Plan
News Analysis | 9/7/2011

In today's EMEA roundup: UK regulator admits 4G auction timetable is 'ambitious,' while Orange launches new mobile sub-brand in France

AT&T Could Still Have Options in T-Mobile Bid
Wireless Bits | 9/7/2011

10:15 AM AT&T is reportedly able to lower its bid for T-Mobile

Does Rural America Need a Massive Ma Bell?
Jonestown | 9/6/2011

6:10 PM With the AT&T-T-Mobile merger on rocky ground, I wonder how much the combo would actually benefit rural users in the near future

8x8 Has Lofty Cloud Ambitions
News Analysis | 9/6/2011

Acquisitions and key hires have the hosted VoIP service pioneer positioned to compete with big boys in cloud

Investor to RIM: Sell Something
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/6/2011

Investor says BlackBerry maker would be better able to show returns by selling itself or spinning off its patents

AT&T & T-Mobile: Sprint Sues, DT Confirms $3B Fee
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/6/2011

DT confirms it'll receive a $3B breakup fee if AT&T can't acquire T-Mobile, which is looking more likely as Sprint sues to block the merger

Netflix Goes South
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/6/2011

Also: DirecTV leaves Hulu behind, Dish preps Netflix rival, Liberty gets M&A clearance in Poland, DECE picks test partner

HR Launches Global Ethernet Executive Council
Ethernet Executive Council | 9/6/2011

10:00 AM Heavy Reading unveils new community of service and technology experts shaping the Carrier Ethernet and cloud services markets

Broadcom Takes Its DTA Silicon Global
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/6/2011

Following success in the US, Broadcom designs a new line of Digital Terminal Adapter (DTA) chips tailored for international markets

Mobily Preps LTE TDD Launch
Wireless Bits | 9/6/2011

7:00 AM Saudi operator looks on course for the first mass-market LTE TDD launch

Euronews: DT Fights to Keep AT&T Merger Alive
News Analysis | 9/6/2011

In today's EMEA roundup: Deutsche Telekom prepares to defend the AT&T/T-Mobile merger in court, while there's fun and games in Austria

AT&T/T-Mobile: Nationwide LTE Within 6 Years
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/6/2011

Even if it gets T-Mobile, AT&T gives itself six years to complete 97% US coverage with LTE

Telefonica Restructures, Creates New Units
News Analysis | 9/5/2011

Major changes at Spanish giant include the creation of two new units to exploit new services opportunities and increase global efficiencies

Huawei's Manila MoU
AsiaBlog | 9/5/2011

12:00 PM Strikes agreement for potential business in the Philippines

Tension Builds in India
AsiaBlog | 9/5/2011

9:30 AM It's crunch time in India as key LTE infrastructure announcements, a new national policy and corruption court rulings draw nearer

UK Operators Opt for SyncE Backhaul
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/5/2011

Synchronous Ethernet is the technology of choice in a major new mobile backhaul deployment being built for UK operators -- and that's good news for Transmode

Euronews: AlcaLu Struggles to Sell Enterprise Biz
News Analysis | 9/5/2011

In today's roundup: AlcaLu said to be in talks over sale of Genesys unit, while UK mobile joint venture backhauls with Virgin Media

MRV Considers Its Exit
News Analysis | 9/2/2011

SEC filing says the company is considering alternatives for its networking business

Finisar Points to Optical Optimism
News Analysis | 9/2/2011

Optical components sales aren't actually good, but Finisar thinks the worst might be over

Consumers Embrace Video Calling, if It's Free
News Analysis | 9/2/2011

Skype, Facebook and Google+ all help build the video chatting trend, even among older consumers, as long as price is right

Did Starz Reject $300M Netflix Offer?
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/2/2011

Also: Netflix CEO downplays Starz loss, judge OKs Comcast-NBCU deal, FCC feels Mediacom's wrath, Apple TV tops OTT box review

OS Watch: Samsung Disses webOS
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/2/2011

Samsung will never want HP's OS, Sony Ericsson's not worried about Google, Microsoft gets sued and more in this week's OS rundown

Ericsson Claims AlcaLu IPTV Scalp
News Analysis | 9/2/2011

Ericsson says it has replaced Alcatel-Lucent as the IPTV systems supplier at Taiwan's Chunghwa Telecom – and has others in its sights

Don't Fear the Superbox
Research Rewind | 9/2/2011

This week: Why cablecos like IPTV, why telcos prefer hybrid IPTV, and a new showcase for Pyramid's custom research and consulting services

Cloud Watch: It's a VMworld World
News Analysis | 9/2/2011

The pick of the best from the virtualization love-in

AT&T: What It Loses Without T-Mobile
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/2/2011

The keyword is capacity for an AT&T that has been buffeted with complaints about dropped calls and poor connections from iPhone fans

Euronews: France Telecom to Sell Euro Assets
News Analysis | 9/2/2011

In today's news: FT plans to sell stakes in Europe as it eyes emerging market opportunities; Everything Everywhere axes six senior execs

Netflix, Starz on the Outs
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/1/2011

With renewal talks scotched, Netflix's streaming deal with Starz will burn out at the end of February

Cellular Resurrection
The Bauminator | 9/1/2011

6:05 PM The possible death of the AT&T/T-Mobile deal may breathe new life into Cablevision's mobile strategy

Shaw Scraps Cellular Plan
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/1/2011

Shaw borrows from Cablevision's Wi-Fi playbook as the Canadian MSO can't justify erecting a cellular network that would cost more than $1B

Google Takes VoD Over the Top in Canada
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/1/2011

Also: Netflix rate hikes go active; Hulu streams into Japan; Cox tops fastest ISP list; Rovi brings adaptive streaming to DivX

India's First LTE Deals
AsiaBlog | 9/1/2011

9:20 AM Sources say the first LTE supply decisions have been made

Mixed Bag for Ciena's Q3
News Analysis | 9/1/2011

Revenues were right at the low end of guidance but margins were much improved, giving the vendor's stock a lift in pre-market trading

Mbit/s to Mars
EuroBlog | 9/1/2011

6:25 AM Fancy a decent broadband connection? Talk to NASA…

Euronews: DT Slumps Following AT&T Bombshell
News Analysis | 9/1/2011

In today's EMEA roundup: Deutsche Telekom shares are down on news of merger block, while things are looking up for France's Iliad

Carriers Face Cloud Resistance
News Analysis | 9/1/2011

Savvis warns telcos that enterprises currently favor commodity cloud offerings -- the challenge is to educate them about value-added alternatives

What Could T-Mobile Do After AT&T?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/1/2011

T-Mobile could double up HSPA+ speeds to 84 Mbit/s, but LTE Advanced and capacity issues could be in the future for the AT&T-less carrier

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